USS RALEIGH (CL-07)



Moored just ahead of Utah, Raleigh suffered a single torpedo impact during the opening moments of the attack. The damage from this torpedo caused the flooding of two forward boiler rooms, as well as the foward engine room. In addition, she was hit by a bomb that passed through three decks and out the side of the ship. Due to damage caused by these impacts, Raleigh was in grave danger of sinking. To prevent this, all possible topside weight was jettisoned and counter-flooding procedures were initiated. In addition, salvage pontoons were lashed along her port side; this last act of desperation saved Raleigh from capsizing. Temporarily repaired by February 14, 1942, Raleigh departed soon after for Mare Island. She was fully restored shortly thereafter, and rejoined the fleet on July 23, 1942.


SHIPS DATA

NAME: Raleigh

HULL NUMBER: CL-07

DIMENSIONS:

Displacement: 7,050 tons
Length Overall: 555' 6"
Waterline Length: 550'
Maximum Beam: 55' 6"
Mean Draft: 13' 6"
Maximum Draft: 20'

ARMAMENT:

10x6" 53cal/MkXII (two dual mountings, six single mountings)
8x3" 50cal (single mounting)
8 .50cal Machine Guns
6x21" Torpedo Tubes (triple mountings)


PHOTO GALLERY

PORT-QUARTER VIEW
VIEW OF PORT-BOW, BEING LASHED TO SALVAGE PONTOONS
POST-ATTACK VIEW FROM FORD ISLAND



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